Argyroxiphium sandwicense

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Noun1.Argyroxiphium sandwicense - low-growing plant found only in volcanic craters on Hawaii having rosettes of narrow pointed silver-green leaves and clusters of profuse red-purple flowers on a tall stemArgyroxiphium sandwicense - low-growing plant found only in volcanic craters on Hawaii having rosettes of narrow pointed silver-green leaves and clusters of profuse red-purple flowers on a tall stem
Argyroxiphium, genus Argyroxiphium - small genus of Hawaiian spreading and rosette-forming shrubs
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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The line is getting even thinner for one of these plants: the Haleakala silversword.
In Hawaii, feral goats have degraded habitats, increased erosion, promoted the invasion of alien plants and threatened endangered indigenous plant species like the Haleakala silversword and Mann's bluegrass.
Monitoring indicates that controlling these nonnatives has benefitted some rare plant species such as the Haleakala silversword (Argyroxiphium sandwicense ssp.